A Black Pioneer Meets His Hero in Newcastle

On the 50th anniversary of the great American civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s visit to the University of Newcastle in 1967 to receive an honorary degree, North East Film Archive remembers an amazing discovery of a rare TV interview with Dr King, which cast fresh light on black British broadcast history. Who was the forgotten pioneer who got to meet his hero on that day?

Hull on Film DVD - on sale now!

YFA's new DVD - Hull on Film - is now available to buy!  The DVD is priced at £10 (plus postage and packing), and all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase helps to safeguard more of our region's film heritage.

Val's November Blog: Remember, Remember

There is not a dull moment in the calendar as this time of year seems to get busier and busier.  Halloween is over, but it is followed on very quickly with Bonfire Night on 5th November.  In the past, we also had to get through Mischievous Night – the evening before Guy Fawkes night – when children, mainly in the north of England, traditionally played small tricks on the neighbours. 

Moving North: Coastal North East

We're delighted to launch our second programme of Moving North: Coastal film screenings - and this time we'll be travelling up the North East coast to a variety of venues, starting at the Whitley Bay Festival Playhouse for Whitley Bay Film Festival 2017 on Monday 28th August.

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Archive Picks

CECIL OPENING CEREMONY

This is a short film which captures the celebrations of the opening of Cecil Cinema in Hull, 1955.

Commentary - Once again the good citizens of Kingston-upon-Hull are able to go for an evening's entertainment to the Cecil Theatre. This magnificent building has come to take the place of...

Film ID: 3835 Year: 1955

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